British Police Arrest 5 For Bombings- Including Jihad Doctors
Police now say the terrorists behind the attacks this weekend in Great Britain are linked to Al-Qaeda.
A blazing Jeep Cherokee crashes into the main terminal building at Glasgow Airport in Glasgow, Scotland on June 30, 2007. Two Asian men tried to escape, with one being badly burned. They were stopped by police and passer-bys. The airport was evacuated and all flights were cancelled. One of the men was wearing a vest packed with explosives. (Maurice McDonald/UniversalNewsandSport.com/WpN)
Sky News has video of the arrests in London and reported that two of those arrested are doctors and a mojority are not British:
Two of the five terror suspects being held in the wake of the failed car bombings in London and Glasgow are hospital doctors working in the UK.
The majority of the five terror suspects being held in police custody in connection with bomb attacks in London and Glasgow are not British and at least one is still at large, according to Sky sources.
Sky sources believe one of the men arrested at Glasgow airport and a 26-year-old man arrested on the M6 with a 27-year-old woman in Cheshire are both doctors.
Sky Crime Reporter Martin Brunt said: “This is very far removed from the picture we normally have. These are professional people with highly paid jobs who are intent on killing people.”
Two men were arrested after ramming a Jeep into Glasgow Airport on Saturday and two people were arrested on the M6. A fifth terror related arrest was made in Liverpool after a car was stopped in the Lime Street area of the city.
Meanwhile a suspect car has been blown up by police in the grounds of the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley where one of the suspects from the Glasgow airport attack is in a critical condition and being held under armed guard.
The hospital was cordoned off and army disposal experts called in to carry out the controlled explosion.
Strathclyde Police said they believed the car was connected to the attack at Glasgow airport but did not contain explosives.
During the airport attack, two men rammed a burning Jeep Cherokee into the main terminal, leaving passengers screaming in terror.
It has since emerged the car was packed with gas canisters which would have caused massive casualties if they had exploded.
Two Asian men tried to escape, with one being badly burned. They were stopped by police and passer-bys. The airport was evacuated and all flights were cancelled. (WPN)
Police hold one doctor of Iranian-Kurdish descent The New York Times reported:
One of those people, and a BBC report, identified him as Mohammed Asha, 26, and a newspaper, The Sun, said he worked at North Staffordshire hospital near the Midlands town of Newcastle-under-Lyme, where the police searched a house on Sunday.
It looks as if the terrorist’s clothes were torched right off him.
A blazing Jeep Cherokee crashes into the main terminal building at Glasgow Airport in Glasgow, Scotland on June 30, 2007. (WPN)
Australia’s ABC News has more on the detained doctors:
The BBC identified one of the suspects in custody as Lebanese national doctor Mohammed Asha, who it said lived and worked in England.
The BBC said it also believed the other four people in custody were nationals of various Middle Eastern countries, as opposed to British-born Muslims.
Britain’s top-selling Sun newspaper identified one of those detained as an Iranian doctor who worked at North Staffordshire Hospital in central England.